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Longley, Edna

Works: 49 works in 239 publications in 1 language and 4,630 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PR6039.H55, 821.00809415
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Poetry in the wars by Edna Longley( Book )
20 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 597 libraries worldwide
A language not to be betrayed : selected prose of Edward Thomas by Edward Thomas( Book )
15 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 478 libraries worldwide
The Bloodaxe book of 20th century poetry from Britain and Ireland by Edna Longley( Book )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 320 libraries worldwide
The living stream : literature & revisionism in Ireland by Edna Longley( Book )
13 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 315 libraries worldwide
These ideas inform her consideration of such topics as: the historical imaginations of Northern Irish poets; Belfast in literature; Protestant writers after Irish Independence; the Thirties generation of Northern Irish writers; the influence of Louis MacNeice; aesthetic differences between poetry from the North and from the Republic
Louis MacNeice : a study by Edna Longley( Book )
18 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 285 libraries worldwide
The selected Paul Durcan by Paul Durcan( Book )
15 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
Yeats and Modern Poetry by Edna Longley( Book )
12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
Scholars and critics commonly align W.B. Yeats with Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot and the modernist movement at large. This incisive study from renowned poetry critic Edna Longley argues that Yeats's presence and influence in modern poetry have been sorely misunderstood. Longley disputes the value of modernist critical paradigms and suggests alternative perspectives for interpreting Yeats - perspectives based on his own criticism, and on how Ireland shaped both his criticism and his poetry. Close readings of particular poems focus on structure, demonstrating how radically Yeats's approach to poetic form differs from that of Pound and Eliot. Longley discusses other twentieth-century poets in relation to Yeats's insistence on tradition, and offers valuable insights into the work of Edward Thomas, Wallace Stevens, Wilfred Owen, Hugh MacDiarmid, W.H. Auden, Louis MacNeice, Geoffrey Hill, Philip Larkin and Ted Hughes. Her postscript addresses key issues in contemporary poetry by taking a fresh look at Yeats's enduring legacy. -from back cover
Modern Irish poetry : an anthology by Peter Mackay( Book )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 240 libraries worldwide
"The comparative study of the literatures of Ireland and Scotland has emerged as a distinct and buoyant field in recent years. This collection of new essays offers the first sustained comparison of modern Irish and Scottish poetry, featuring close readings of texts within broad historical and political contextualisation. Playing on influences, crossovers, connections, disconnections and differences, the 'affinities' and 'opposites' traced in this book cross both Irish and Scottish poetry in many directions. Contributors include major scholars of the new 'archipelagic' approach, as well as leading Irish and Scottish poets providing important insights into current creative practice. Poets discussed include W.B. Yeats, Hugh MacDiarmid, Sorley MacLean, Louis MacNeice, Edwin Morgan, Douglas Dunn, Seamus Heaney, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Michael Longley, Medbh McGuckian, Nuala ni Dhomhnaill, Don Paterson and Kathleen Jamie. This book is a major contribution to our understanding of poetry from these islands in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries"--
Poetry & posterity by Edna Longley( Book )
11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 235 libraries worldwide
This collection of critical essays marks a move back from Irish culture and politics to poetry itself as the critic's central concern. It considers how poets are read and received at different times and in different contexts, by academics as well as by a wider readership, and from Irish and American viewpoints. -- Publisher description
The annotated collected poems by Edward Thomas( Book )
10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 210 libraries worldwide
Edward Thomas wrote a lifetime's poetry in two years. Already a dedicated prose writer and influential critic, he became a poet only in December 1914, at the age of 36. In April 1917 he was killed at Arras. Often viewed as a 'war poet', he wrote nothing directly about the trenches; also seen as a 'nature poet', his symbolic reach and generic range expose the limits of that category too. A central figure in modern poetry, he is among the half-dozen poets who remade English poetry in the early 20th century. Edna Longley published an earlier edition of Thomas's poetry in 1973. Her work advanced
Across a roaring hill : the Protestant imagination in modern Ireland : essays in honour of John Hewitt ( Book )
5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
Multi-culturalism : the view from the two Irelands by Edna Longley( Book )
8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
"Two of Ireland's most outspoken critics and cultural commentators, Edna Longley from the North and Declan Kiberd from the South, put forward views on the constrasting directions in which the two societies on the island are moving. Professor Longley asks whether Northerners will increasingly identify with Northern Ireland as a shared point of reference. Will they develop a more flexible sense of their relations with the Republic and a post-devolution Britain? Professor Kiberd asks whether a newly prosperous and confident Republic is genuinely embracing multi-culturalism. Is it moving towards a post-nationalist society which commits its citizens to a truly pluralist vision? What does it mean to be Irish at the turn of the twenty-first century?"--Jacket
Incorrigibly plural : Louis MacNeice and his legacy by Fran Brearton( Book )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 159 libraries worldwide
Illuminating the work of a writer whose achievement and influence is increasingly recognized as central to modern poetry in English, this record is a celebration of the diversity and vitality of Louis MacNeice's writing. With contributions by fellow poets and critics-such as Neil Corcoran, Paul Farley, Leontia Flynn, Derek Mahon, Peter McDonald, and Clair Wills among others-it features a memoir by MacNeice's son, the late Dan MacNeice, and various biographical accounts. More than a retrospective work of criticism, this compilation also offers insight into MacNeice's complex political awareness
The selected James Simmons by James Simmons( Book )
6 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 144 libraries worldwide
Culture in Ireland--division or diversity? : proceedings of the Cultures of Ireland Group Conference, 27-28 September 1991 by Edna Longley( Book )
12 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
Alice in Wormland : selected poems by Dorothy Hewett( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
An illustrated volume based on the "Alice" poems composed by poet and playwright Dorothy Hewett (autograph inside back cover), titled "Alice in Wormland". Sepia toned black and white photographs and photographic collages are framed in polaroid borders. The book consists of 32 pages and 33 photographic images. A second folder contains some sample images and slides showing the completed book
Poems and last poems : (arranged in chronological order of composition) by Edward Thomas( Book )
10 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
That accusing eye : Yeats and his Irish Readers ( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
From Cathleen to anorexia : the breakdown of Irelands by Edna Longley( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Ireland (Ulster) Scotland : concepts, contexts, comparisons by ISAI 2002( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Broderick, Edna 1940-
Edna Longley Irish literary critic
Longley, Edna
Longley, Edna 1940-
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